The Voyage Out is Virginia Woolf´s haunting tale about a naïve young woman´s sea voyage from London to a small resort on the South American coast. In symbolic, lyrical, and intoxicating prose, her outward journey begins to mirror her internal voyage into adulthood as she searches for her personal identity, grapples with love, and learns how to face life intellectually and emotionally. Its wit and exquisiteness and its profound depth and insight into humanity will capture the imagination of the listener. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Juliet Stevenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/naxo/001291/bk_naxo_001291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A mining ship goes missing.... Its precious cargo could change the galaxy.... Unless one man and his crew can find the lost Voyager. Carson Mach, a freelance rogue captain, and his crew are faced with a seemingly routine mission to find and rescue the Voyager, a missing mining ship in a remote system. Only he and his employers know what the lost ship carries in its cargo hold and the devastating consequences if it falls into the wrong hands. On arrival to the Noven system, the destination of the Voyager, Mach and his crew have three planets to explore - and no clues as to where the ship and its artifact might be. Their first stop reveals a terrifying new enemy has joined the search, raising the stakes considerably. If the new threat finds the cargo, it will place the entire galaxy in a perilous position from which it won´t recover. Mach and his crew must overcome impossible odds and defeat the new enemy if they´re to reach the Voyager and save the lives of trillions. All Carson Mach stories are standalone adventures and can be listened to in any order. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexander Cendese. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/024710/bk_adbl_024710_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Voyage Out´´ is the first novel by Virginia Woolf, published in 1915 by Duckworth; and published in the U.S. in 1920 by Doran. Rachel Vinrace embarks for South America on her father´s ship and is launched on a course of self-discovery in a kind of modern mythical voyage. The mismatched jumble of passengers provide Woolf with an opportunity to satirize Edwardian life. The novel introduces Clarissa Dalloway, the central character of Woolf´s later novel, Mrs. Dalloway. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grant Hurlock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lind/001916/bk_lind_001916_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First published in 1915, The Voyage Out marked the literary debut of one of the great pioneers of the modern novel. Virginia Woolf´s extraordinary narrative follows a group of lively, eccentric British tourists embarking on a sea voyage from London to South America. Among them is Rachel Vinrace, a shy, motherless young woman who has been taken along under the wing of her Aunt Helen, so that she may learn ´´how to live´´. The narrative shifts focus between its heroine and the peripheral characters with their chorus of viewpoints. For Rachel, the voyage becomes a journey toward intellectual and emotional maturity. Arriving in Santa Marina, a village on the South American coast, Rachel is introduced to a group of English expatriates, among them the sensitive young Terence Hewet, an aspiring writer with whom she falls into a doomed romance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nadia May. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001788/bk_blak_001788_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Voyage of the Beagle - or, to give it its full title, Journal of researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the Voyage round the World of H.M.S. Beagle under command of Captain FitzRoy, R.N. - is much more than merely an account of Darwin´s scientific observations in his 1831 - 36 travels across the globe: it is fine travel writing in its own right. Voyage of the Beagle foreshadows Darwin´s world-changing On The Origin of Species (also a CSA Word audiobook read by Richard Dawkins), in its constant intellectual quest. Darwin - still only in his early 20s - never just accepts what he sees, but wants to understand it; he shares his thinking in clear, entertaining, witty, even lyrical writing. Professor Richard Dawkins, renowned evolutionist and author of ten books including The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and The Greatest Show on Earth, reads a carefully considered selection of extracts which makes Darwin´s observational and logical genius accessible to a whole new audience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Dawkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000180/bk_csaw_000180_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Voyage from Yesteryear is a 1982 science fiction novel by the author James P. Hogan. It explores themes of anarchism and the appropriateness of certain social values in the context of high-technology. The inspiration for the novel was the contention that the ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland had no immediate practical solution, and could only be solved if the children of one generation were somehow separated from their parents, and hence did not learn any of their prejudices. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ed French. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/006997/bk_adbl_006997_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rachel Vinrace, Virginia Woolf´s first heroine, is a motherless young woman who, at 24, embarks on a sea voyage with a party of other English folk to South America. Guileless, and with only a smattering of education, Rachel is taken under the wing of her aunt Helen, who wishes to teach Rachel ´´how to live.´´ Arriving in Santa Marina, a village on the South American coast, Rachel and Helen are introduced to a group of English expatriates. Among them is the young, sensitive Terence Hewet, an aspiring writer, with whom Rachel falls in love. But theirs is ultimately a tale of doomed love, set against a chorus of other stories and other points of view, as the narrative shifts focus between its central and peripheral characters. Less formally experimental than her later novels, The Voyage Out nonetheless clearly lays bare the poetic style and innovative technique---with its multiple figures of consciousness, its detailed portraits of characters´ inner lives, and its constant shifting between the quotidian and the profound---that are the signature of Woolf´s fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wanda McCaddon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001773/bk_tant_001773_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A tall ship is trapped on a sandbar in 1885, broadsided by heavy seas and doomed to destruction on a lonely Brazilian Beach. Thus begins an incredible sea odyssey by a North American sea captain, his wife, and two sons. To return his family to safety, Captain Joshua Slocum builds a new boat out of the wreckage of the old. With his family, he sails along the perilous South American coast, crosses the Caribbean Sea, and navigates up the United States coast to Washington, D.C. The Voyage of the Liberdade is a first-person telling of this exciting adventure in it´s first audiobook recording. This audiobook also includes two bonus true adventures written by Captain Slocum: ´´Rescue of Some Gilbert Islanders´´ and ´´The Voyage of the Destroyer from New York to Brazil´´, his perilous piloting of a very old, badly leaking worn out battleship, sold by the United States to the Brazilian Navy. These three adventures were experienced and written by Captain Slocum before he wrote the most famous sailing adventures ever written, Sailing Alone around the World. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andre Stojka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lten/000006/bk_lten_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
National Book Award-winner Andrea Barrett deftly blends fact and fiction to create this magnificent epic of Victorian polar exploration. An amazing wealth of period detail, heart-racing action, and engaging characters enable you to fully experience the 19th-century‘s romance with the mystery of the Arctic. In hope of making his reputation, scholar-naturalist Erasmus Darwin Wells embarks on a perilous expedition to the North Pole. Through his eyes, you witness the terrible beauty of the Arctic, with its looming icebergs, endless winters and exotic ´´Eskimaux.” As the Narwhal’s voyage threatens to metamorphose into one man’s maniacal quest, Erasmus’ worst fears of failure seem to be realized. Andrea Barrett, whose own romance with the Arctic began at an early age, is celebrated for her scientific protagonists and impeccably researched fiction. George Guidall’s inspired performance of this stunning novel invites you to take your own soul-enhancing voyage to the last wild, unexplored regions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Guidall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/006019/bk_reco_006019_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s An Inland Voyage is his first published book (1878). It is a travelogue, a pioneering work of touristic adventure, which records his canoeing holiday in the summer of 1876, with a friend (Sir Walter Grindlay Simpson), through the waterways of Belgium and France. RLS, then 26 years old, is The Arethusa, named after his vessel, and his friend, The Cigar.It is, for the most part, a gentle journey, written in the Romantic style, full of humour, philosophical reflection, bygone charm and very frequent rain. They are turned away from fine hotels, find lodgings with tinkers, are welcomed, challenged and then bored to death by members of a Belgian boat club, the Royal Sport Nautique, flirt with winsome girls and Stevenson nearly drowns. Greg Wagland narrates for Magpie Audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Wagland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/magp/000016/bk_magp_000016_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.